Quick Facts

Aerial photo of the campus on the Iowa River at sunrise


Over 1,369 faculty teach 604 medical students, 72 students in the physician assistant program, 137 students in the physical therapy program, and 337 graduate students.

Faculty also teach basic science classes to more than 5,000 undergraduate students from other University of Iowa colleges.

Profile of the 2023 entering class of medical students:

  • 152 students

  • 101 Iowa residents

  • 73 women (48%)

  • 3.81 GPA

Match Day 2024 results:

  • 44% of the class chose primary care specialties

  • 30% will remain in Iowa for their first year of postgraduate training

  • 33 students will train in a program in UI Hospitals & Clinics


41st in the nation and 19th among public institutions by 2023 U.S. News & World Report

$295 million in external funding for the research enterprise (FY2023)

45th in the nation by the National Institutes of Health (FY2022)

35+ research centers and institutes

12 faculty are members of the National Academy of Medicine (Three faculty are emeritus)

2 faculty members are Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators

2 faculty are members of the National Academies of Sciences


316 faculty are listed in Best Doctors in America

243 outreach clinics serving 254 Iowa communities

50 percent of Iowa’s 5,000 practicing physicians received some or all of their medical education at University of Iowa.


11 buildings that total approximately 1,392,850 gross square feet (gsf) of space.

921,000 net square feet of space devoted to research, education, and administrative and event activities

The Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building provides a home for high-risk, high reward biomedical research and has added approximately 250,000 gsf of research space.


For the 2024 edition of “Best Graduate Schools,” U.S. News ranks the UI Carver College of Medicine in the following categories:

  • Physician Assistant: No. 2 
  • Primary Care: No. 19 
  • Most Graduates Practicing in Rural Areas: No. 37
  • Research: No. 44 
  • Most Graduates Practicing in Primary Care Fields: No. 76 
  • Most Diverse Medical Schools: No. 92 
  • Most Graduates Practicing in Medically Underserved Areas: No. 94